It is now ten years since the concept of an International Field Year for the Great Lakes was discussed as a possible IHD program. Needless to say, much has taken place in the meantime.
Last February marked the thirty-sixth meeting of the IFYGL Steering Committee and the nineteenth meeting ot eh Joint Management Team. Reports presented at the meetings indicated that 85-90% of all the data will be in the data banks by July and that 95% or better will be archived by the year's end. Although some of the large lakewide projects are awaiting more complete data sets, many individual and first-look studies have been completed. At the latest count, almost 200 IFYGL papers have been published or accepted for publication; of these, 110 have Canadian content.